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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Oct. 26 [Weekend Planner]

Local events, announcements, and reminders to start your weekend.

Today is Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. On this day in 1825, the Erie Canal opened, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River.

Famous birthdays include Hilary Clinton – 1947; Pat Sajak – 1947; Keith Urban – 1967; Seth Macfarlane – 1973.

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HEADLINES

  • Shetland Road Home Sells for $799K in Fairfield
  • Ann Coulter's 'Ignorance' Inspires Effort to End the 'R-Word' in Fairfield County
  • Enter to Win Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest
  • Fairfield Patch Election Guide 2012
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

Want your photos and/or write-ups from Fairfield youth or recreational sports featured on Fairfield Patch? Add them to the Community Sports Gallery.

 

EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • Halloween Extravaganza at the Library: 1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Can’t wait for Halloween to arrive? Give your costume a dress rehearsal and start celebrating early on Friday, October 26 at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  Our theme is a bit Grimm, if you know what we mean."
  • Kris Allen:  7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $25. "On his new album Thank You Camellia, Kris Allen delivers on everything his fans love him for and more."

Saturday

  • Out of Darkness Community Walk: 12 p.m., Sherwood Island State Park.
  • Capitol Steps: 7 p.m., The Klein Memorial Auditorium, $25. "This musical political satire troupe is made up of former congressional staffers, equal-opportunity spoofers all, who poke endless fun through song and skits at politicians on both sides of the aisle and at government goings-on in general."
  • Lee DeWyze: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $22. "With his rough-hewn voice and laid-back Midwestern charm, Lee DeWyze won over millions of viewers as a contestant and eventual winner of the ninth season of American Idol."

Sunday

  • Enchanted Castle - a Magical Story Experience: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Burr Homestead, $5. " This year's colorful storybook-theme rooms and friendly costumed characters include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Wizard of Oz and new this year, Candyland."
  • Melvin Seals & the JGB: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $37. "It may come as a surprise that the Jerry Garcia Band is still rollin’ without Jerry, but it really shouldn’t. Now led by the Hammond B-3 player Melvin Seals, these guys blend organic grooves and challenge genre boundaries -- an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing (and some staring in amazement) for several hours."

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon."
  • Friday night: "Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light and variable wind."
  • Saturday: "A slight chance of rain after noon. Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66. Light northeast wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent."
  • Saturday night: "A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Sunday: "A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent."
  • Sunday night: "Rain likely. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Low tide: 3:14 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • High tide: 9:23 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:47 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:56 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:50 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 4 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:19 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:08 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:33 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:54 p.m.
  • High tide: 10:35 p.m.

Sunday

  • Low tide: 4:42 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:20 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:50 a.m.
  • Low tide: 5:15 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:53 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:17 p.m.

 

 

Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to the closest selection to Fairfield, Bridgeport Harbor).

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